Contentious Probate Senior Associate

Job Description

Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum

This award-winning contentious probate department gives you the opportunity to develop your skills with industry leaders and the exposure to high quality work will springboard your career.

The Firm

This Legal 500 and Chambers ranked Top Tier regional firm are highly reputable across the North West. Though they have a rich heritage dating back several decades, they remain ahead of the curve by embellishing an innovative, forward-thinking, and dynamic approach that constantly allows them to evolve.

The firm boasts a contemporary and state of the art office, which they have recently moved to in the heart of the affluent town, Altrincham. They invest heavily into ensuring they are using and utilising the best technology available and have good infrastructure and excellent support teams, allowing you more time to focus on generating fee's and having more in the way of client contact.

The firm has a large mix of clients and work with some big names both from the City as well as the affluent area they operate in, making an interesting and varied client base. A large number of these clients have been long standing with them firm and often offer repeat business which gives you a flavour of their success. As well as this, some businesses use the firm as their outsourced legal department.

You will find there is very much an open-door policy where access to senior member of staff is commonplace. The firm places junior lawyers alongside Partners, ensuring that you do not just learn technical skills, but also equipped in becoming a strong business developer.

The firm have a modern and flexible approach to working and understand its staff are of paramount importance to making them the successful firm they are. They recognise the value of looking after their staff and offer agile working on different levels to individually meet the needs of each employee, with working from home encouraged to fit in with employee's personal lives.

The Role

The firm are looking for a Contentious Probate Senior Associate to join their growing department in Altrincham.

The role will include acting for claimants and defendants on IPFDA claims and validity challenges, drafting proceedings, drafting witness statements, undertaking disclosure and instructing counsel.

You will work with a close-knit team that house heavy hitting lawyers. The department have a strong reputation and is long recognised in the Legal 500 with top tier status. The team are true specialists and all of the solicitors are either full members of ACTAPS or working towards this.

You will mentor and oversee the work of junior Lawyers and help them to progress in their careers. This role comes with strong prospects to progress, in line with the growth agenda.

Requirements

* You will be a Solicitor with at least 5 years' experience
* If coming from a general litigation background, at least 50% of your caseload should be weighted towards Contentious Probate/Probate Litigation
* Some knowledge within general private client matters would be beneficial here
* Excellent communication skills
* You will be a team player with excellent attention to detail.

Remuneration

* Salary is competitive around market rate, which will be dependent on experience, on offer is an excellent benefits package and bonus scheme
* Excellent career prospects, no glass ceilings

This is an exciting opportunity for a Contentious Probate Senior Associate to join this modern, legal 500 ranked firm based in the centre of Altrincham.

Apply now for immediate consideration or feel free to give me a call for a confidential conversation.

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